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Calico Jack's Ferry

1698 Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC 28531-9664
+1 252-728-3575
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To anyone thinking about this ferry. It has been closed for a few years. The property is for sale... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Harkers Island, North Carolina
Excellent ferry service

We used this ferry to go to Cape Lookout and everything went great. It was very easy to book, as... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Amber B
via mobile
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1698 Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC 28531-9664
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

To anyone thinking about this ferry. It has been closed for a few years. The property is for sale. There is nothing here to do. However if you have 2 million sitting around, you might want to buy it.

Thank dheflin57
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We used this ferry to go to Cape Lookout and everything went great. It was very easy to book, as they are literally connected to the Harker's Island Visitor's Center. The driver also took us a roundabout way so we could see the horses on...More

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Informative and fun trip over to the lighthouse island. Gave history of islands. 15 minute trip. Interactive with passengers and gave many kids a chance to steer the ferry.

Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Quick ride over to Cape Lookout seashore and lighthouse. Our Captain gave us a general layout and what the Core and the "Sounders" were and lived. He happened to spot a group of "Banks" ponies grazing in the marshes. He took us in and patiently...More

1  Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 27 August 2014

There is not much to say about it. It's closed. The Park Service gave exclusive ferry service rights to some other company. The property is for sale.

9  Thank Sethpool
Reviewed 24 July 2014

My Girl Scout troop was lucky enough to be able to be given a wonderful tour by the outstanding captain at Calico Jacks. We approached our trip to Shackleford Banks and the lighthouse not quite as excited as we could have been because of the...More

2  Thank Crystie S
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We had a great experience getting out to the Cape Lookout light for the day. The ride was smooth on the way out and the ride back was too despite a storm coming. I look forward to returning and using Calico Jack's to get back...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 14 January 2014

I reviewed this business a couple years ago - but wanted to follow up on the National Park Service taking over all the ferry operations to Cape Lookout. What a shame that local ferry operators on Harkers Island can no longer transport visitors to the...More

8  Thank LadyTitans2017
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Calico was very accommodating . The facility was clean and timely. We arranged to have a pick up at 5pm from the island and due to the 90 degree day, they picked us up early. We would use this service in the future.

1  Thank delaneyy
Reviewed 5 September 2013

For $10 per person you can go over to the Lighthouse and spend as long as you want there. They leave twice an hour and return once. You get to pass Shackelford and see the wild horses on the way over. The staff is friendly...More

1  Thank DLFriedel
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